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JNU students to 'boycott' exams

JNU students to boycott exams

New Delhi: Amidst complete lockdown in the centres of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, due to the fee hike issue, General Body Meeting (GBM) of different schools have decided to 'boycott' the examinations that will start from December 12. Speaking to Millennium Post, Arham, a student of Labour Studies at JNU said, "Boycott here doesn't mean that we don't give the exam, here we want an extension. And until and unless they roll back nothing is going to happen."

Academic centres have been holding general body meetings to decide on a call to boycott the exams. Many schools and centres, including School of Arts and Aesthetics, Centre for Historical Studies, Centre for Persian and Central for Asian Studies have decided to boycott the examinations. The Students' Union said about 13 schools and centres have decided to boycott the exams. "Every centre had a GBM, because exams are really close and there is a whole lockdown in the campus, people are sleeping inside the school building to ensure lockdown, there is no point of examination here," said Arham.

The decision was taken after a call from the students' union for "no academic cooperation", however nothing specific about the examination boycott has been decided by the union. "That is a collective decision that came out after various governing body meetings," said Arham. Meanwhile, other centres are yet to take the decision on the same. "The point is, if you are not rolling back the fee, then none of us will sit for the exams," said another student sitting outside School of Social Science building.

Schools and centres inside the campus have been shut for weeks, with no classes taking place due to the issue of fee hike and new hostel manual.

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